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Let’s listen to the Arctic Ocean - A Festival for Ocean Literacy

Event date:
04/04/2022 (All day) to 08/04/2022 (All day)
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    Join the Ocean Literacy Festival in the Arctic Ocean between the 4th to the 8th of April!

    The Let’s listen to the Arctic Ocean event series is the upcoming Ocean Literacy Festival organised by the EU4Ocean Coalition.

    Supported by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, the main activities will take place between the 4th to the 8th of April.

    During this week, from the 4th to the 8th of April, everyone that is interested and involved in Arctic Ocean Literacy is very welcome to participate in the festival, sharing knowledge and experiences with the EU4Ocean community and beyond. The goal is to connect people, initiatives and institutions that are engaged in giving voice to the Arctic Ocean.

    Join the festival activites below! 

    You can still submit your activity HERE this week.

    Whether you give a talk to a school, launch a beach clean-up day, stage an art performance or create a short film to raise awareness – we want to hear from you! This can be a local event, a release of knowledge materials or digital activities.

    The list of participating activities will be available in the EU4Ocean website, enabling new contacts and exchanges across the whole spectrum of participants. The activities will be promoted using the #ListenToTheArctic hashtag which is going to create additional attention among the networks of EU4Ocean partners.

    We will also share insights into selected participating festival activities in our summary event on the 8th of April.

    Register for the "Let’s listen to the Arctic Ocean” event series

    The Festival is part of the "Let’s listen to the Arctic Ocean” event series. Register here!

    You don’t need to be a member of the EU4Ocean coalition to join but feel free to start a discussion whether your institution would like to join the network and its activities!

    Arctic Ocean Literacy Festival Activities (4 - 8 April)



    April 4th – Beach cleanup with Pinatar Natura

    Activity within the project Oceans (#eTwOceans) in which students from 4 participating educational centres (Blue Schools) are carrying out a beach cleanup activity, classifying and uploading statistic results, preceded by a presentation and interview to Pinatar Natura, the organisation that is guiding the activity. 

    Location: Mazarrón, Spain

    For information, follow us on Twitter: @ticenelies


    Dive into the European Atlas of the Seas!

    Looking for information on the ocean? Did you know that the European Atlas of the Seas includes more than 270 map layers on a wide variety of marine topics and that it is available in 24 languages? This online interactive Atlas, an initiative of the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) of the European Commission, allows you to quickly see information of interest by viewing map layers and creating your own maps by combining map layers! You can zoom in and out to see the maps at different scales. The Atlas is constantly evolving as the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) Secretariat ensures that maps are updated and new maps are added.

    Discover the Atlas with this slideshow to see some of the map layers that can help you learn more about the Arctic Ocean. Then dive into the Atlas to explore all of the other map layers! 

    Check the slideshow!

    Wish to know more? Follow us on Twitter (@EuropeAtlasSeas)!